Monthly Archives: March 2015
Sometimes, you really just don’t want to go home. I’m sure Ragnar feels that way right now. Welcome back my Norsemen and Norsewomen, we have quite the doozy for you all this week. I know I griped a little bit in the last column concerning this season, but I must say the last two episodes were way better than I anticipated. I am a huge fan of the raiding aspect of the show, but I am not opposed to character development, and we got quite a bit of it. So let’s dive right in, shall we?
Our density has popped us to you, Evil Geeks! This week Biff Tannen, C-Mart, Martian Luthor Kang, and Undies of Wondy talk with filmmaker Jason Aron, director of the upcoming documentary Back in Time, an INSANELY comprehensive look at the classic 80’s movie Back to the Future. If you’d like to help fund this ultimate insider look at the cultural phenomenon that the trilogy has become there’s still time to contribute to the films Kickstarter campaign here! Hope you enjoy the episode and be sure to help support this incredible film!
It’s no secret that Robert Kirkman is a fan of 1980s-90s Marvel comics. Any reader of Invincible (and if you aren’t one, I recommend you rectify that tout de suite) can tell you that the fantastic series from Image is more or less a love song to books from that period and it would fit right in with those titles were it on the rack in 1989, save for its R rating.
However, while the comparisons between Invincible and Spider-Man are right at the surface, it’s a bit more difficult (and certain conjectural) to point out the similarities between the X-Men comics of yesteryear and the multi-media juggernaut that is The Walking Dead. Naturally the subject matter of the two series never overlap, the Walking Dead is a survival horror story set in a world only slightly different from our own and the classic X-Men stories are adventure tales in a wildly fantastic universe. But the characters, and the relationships between those characters are often so similar that I just can’t goddamn ignore it any longer.
I think I have mentioned before that Dean Koontz has really grown on me as I have aged. As a younger teen I was scared of his novels much the way that I feared Stephen King stories. But as I have grown older I have come to find that Dean Koontz novels have a lot going on and are worth the fear they might cause. In fact, in the case of the initially three novel and now five novel series I want to talk about today, the Dean Koontz Frankenstein series, that perfect combination of horror and excitement was what makes it one that I am happy to suggest to you all.